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Southwest Colombia town detains 36 soldiers after military kills local
Jan 19, 2015 Ξ Comments Off

Southwest Colombia town detains 36 soldiers after military kills local

posted by Rebecca Florey

Inhabitants of a town in southwest Colombia on Sunday temporarily detained 36 soldiers after they had killed a local at a military checkpoint.

Peace talks

Leftist ceasefire watchdog urges to end attacks on FARC after rebels kill soldier
Jan 14, 2015 Ξ Comments Off

Leftist ceasefire watchdog urges to end attacks on FARC after rebels kill soldier

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Leftist observers of the ceasefire declared by the FARC urged the Colombian government to end attacks on guerrilla units after a soldier was killed in combat with Colombia’s largest rebel group.

News

Did 90, and not just 11, disappear in Colombia’s 1985 Palace of Justice Siege?
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Did 90, and not just 11, disappear in Colombia’s 1985 Palace of Justice Siege?

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating the remains of 92 people who could have been among those allegedly disappeared during the 1985 Palace of Justice siege in Bogota in which at  Full Article »

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How loyal is Colombia’s army to Santos’ peace efforts?
Dec 11, 2014 Ξ Comments

How loyal is Colombia’s army to Santos’ peace efforts?

posted by Robin Llewellyn

Following two official warnings to maintain discipline and respect civilian authority, and further corruption revelations from within the armed forces, has the Colombian military developed a habit for stepping beyond its power?

News

More Colombian generals sacked over embezzlement
Dec 10, 2014 Ξ Comments

More Colombian generals sacked over embezzlement

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian judicial authorities have begun investigating two army generals and at least 20 other members of the military for illegally funneling funds to mining companies.

Peace talks

Colombia military to benefit from legal concessions made to FARC: Santos
Dec 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia military to benefit from legal concessions made to FARC: Santos

posted by Robin Llewellyn

The police and military could benefit from any legal benefits offered to FARC guerrillas as an incentive for their disarmament, according to President Juan Manuel Santos.

News

Released soldiers claim FARC rebels assassinated injured colleague
Dec 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Released soldiers claim FARC rebels assassinated injured colleague

posted by Juan Pablo Acevedo

Two soldiers who were released by the FARC more than a week ago, told media that one of their colleagues had been executed because his injuries were slowing down the  Full Article »

News

Santos tells Colombia’s military that disloyal members will be sacked
Dec 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos tells Colombia’s military that disloyal members will be sacked

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Amid ongoing unrest inside Colombia’s military over peace talks with rebel group FARC, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that all cases of disloyalty and lack of discipline within the military will  Full Article »

News

Dec 1, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombian army general captured by FARC resigns day after release

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombian General Ruben Dario Alzate resigned on Monday, one day after his release by FARC rebels who had captured the top official unarmed in rebel-controlled territory.

News

Colombian army executed 4,382 civilians between 2002-2008
Nov 27, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombian army executed 4,382 civilians between 2002-2008

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has revealed that the number of extrajudicial executions by state agents has risen to 4,382, indicating more than 160 victims have been identified this year, according  Full Article »

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